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Jaspar Roos

Jaspar Roos manages Future Ideas, one of the largest pan European public private platforms dedicated to the startup and venture eco system. Together with Emerce, a leading online blog, Future Ideas publishes the best European startups of the year. Within Future Ideas, he explores the future in a variety of areas. Topics range from the future of ideas to the future consumer.

Next, Jaspar is Chief Inspiration Officer for DIALOGUES INCUBATOR, the ABN AMRO Bank corporate venturing accelerator for open innovation in the financial industry. Dialogues Incubator has won many prizes & acknowledgements for their ventures and radical innovative projects. Jaspar has been co-managing this incubator since its start in 2007. Jaspar Roos is also Inspiration Catalyst at his own company Inspiration Academy, a platform to facilitate and accelerate inspiration in organizations.

Jaspar is part of numerous advisory, inspiration and executive boards, like Erasmus Medical Center Incubator, Front End of Innovation Europe and Trendwatcher of the Year Election. Jaspar is an international speaker and author on inspiration and (financial) innovation. Jaspar lives by the motto: bring back the fun.
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The ABC’s To BuzzFeeding Your Idea Campaign
Topics: Ideation & Collaboration

The ABC’s To BuzzFeeding Your Idea Campaign

Thank you for choosing to read this blog! I am wondering, are you reading this on your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone (while commuting)…...

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Crack The Code To Your Greatest Ideas
Topics: People & Culture

Crack The Code To Your Greatest Ideas

Have you met Jim…Jim Johnson? Well, let me tell you about Jim. He is my imaginary colleague who does everything smooth and right, where I struggle in ...

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20% rules, the art business…and startups: a big idea for 2015
Topics: People & Culture

20% rules, the art business…and startups: a big idea for 2015

This article will change your innovation management vision for sure. At least for 20%. Every now and then, I attend a management conference. Usually w...

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Question of the month: Who of your collaboration partners earns the most?
Topics: People & Culture

Question of the month: Who of your collaboration partners earns the most?

As summer is upon us, we start to doze off at work, contemplating sunny beaches, quality time with the family and re-thinking work. Should we quit, fi...

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The Future of Education and Getting More From a Thesis
Topics: Trends & Future Thinking

The Future of Education and Getting More From a Thesis

One of the questions that nagged on me during the nights was what I was giving back to society. Mind you, at the time I was a banker, but I know from ...

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An Obituary for the Sneaky Worker
Topics: People & Culture

An Obituary for the Sneaky Worker

Working with humor is fun. Not only does laughing keep your skin young and agile, it is also a panacea to a lot of the stress and politics we endure i...

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Bitcoin - the big disruptive innovation in finance
Topics: Trends & Future Thinking

Bitcoin - the big disruptive innovation in finance

As some of you might know, I have been a banker for many years. I still have a natural interest in financial systems, so why not look at the case of B...

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Provocation and Humor in Innovation: Why it is Awesome that Viagra Failed
Topics: People & Culture

Provocation and Humor in Innovation: Why it is Awesome that Viagra Failed

When it comes to art of provocation, getting it right (or in this case up) is where it’s at. Don’t think so? There are many benefits employing provoca...

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Privacy is the new black: the emerging trend that is disrupting the internet
Topics: Trends & Future Thinking

Privacy is the new black: the emerging trend that is disrupting the internet

Openness is over. Being closed or private is the new black. A shame for advertisers, really. And you may think this trend is so far from reality, espe...

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The 3 Laws of Humor in Social Media
Topics: People & Culture

The 3 Laws of Humor in Social Media

There is a saying that it takes fewer muscles to smile than it does to frown. Why do we not incorporate such thinking into business? For one, we can s...

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The 3 Laws of Humor in Collaboration
Topics: People & Culture

The 3 Laws of Humor in Collaboration

Let’s face it; organizations undergo unavoidable rituals including reorganizations, layoffs, cost cutting and change of CEO. Behavioral economics theo...

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Build your innovation culture - The rise of humor driven innovation
Topics: People & Culture

Build your innovation culture - The rise of humor driven innovation

Business guru Guy Kawasaki believes that people generally waiver between two dominant mindsets: microscopes and telescopes. Microscope thinking focuse...

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